Mary Margaret Jones
Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA, is president of Hargreaves Jones and leads the offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm is a leader in the fields of landscape architecture and planning, has received more than 100 national and international awards, and is the recipient of the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom. Ms. Jones has led many of the firm’s award-winning projects around the globe, served on numerous juries, lectures widely, and is active in the public forum of design and development issues. She is co-author of the book Landscapes & Gardens, which features the firm’s smaller-scale work and celebrates the power of landscape and gardens to impact our everyday lives. Ms. Jones was the 1998 Prince Charitable Trust Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome and is chair emerita of the academy's board of trustees. She is also vice president of the boards of ODC Dance in San Francisco and The Architectural League of New York. Ms. Jones is a past visiting critic in landscape architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and she is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Statement: I am pleased to support this prize, which will award excellence in the practice of landscape architecture. Such a prize and recognition of the profession is long overdue, and I applaud The Cultural Landscape Foundation for making it happen. I am also pleased that the prize recognizes the role of women in the profession—in the naming of the prize and in this 100 Women Campaign. The testimonials of these women are inspiring, and as a leader of a woman-owned firm I am proud to be in their company. I first met Cornelia Oberlander sitting next to her on a panel on women in the profession that took place at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design some years ago. I was still a fairly young practitioner, and it was a great feeling to have her by my side, literally and figuratively, and I am happy that I can reciprocate now.